Pelletier, Zary come up short with Canada as Wolf and Team USA take gold at the World Juniors

After winning their respective semifinal matchups, Jakob Pelletier, Connor Zary, and Dustin Wolf were right back at it facing off in the gold medal game. In a typical close game between the two rivals, USA defeated Canada by a score of 2-0. After dominating all tournament, Canada were stifled by the American defense and Spencer … Continue reading Pelletier, Zary come up short with Canada as Wolf and Team USA take gold at the World Juniors

Pelletier, Zary, Wolf advance to gold medal game, Kuznetsov to play for bronze

With all four Flames prospects at the World Juniors advancing to the semifinals on Saturday, they were back in action last night looking to book their spot in the gold medal game. Jakob Pelletier, Connor Zary, and Canada took on Yan Kuznetsov and Russia in a rematch of last year's final, while Dustin Wolf and … Continue reading Pelletier, Zary, Wolf advance to gold medal game, Kuznetsov to play for bronze

Geoff Ward directs traffic at Flames practice

Breaking down the stories and takeaways from the first day of Calgary Flames training camp

45 players have been invited to Calgary Flames training camp, which starts on the ice today. The lineup includes 26 forwards, 13 defenceman, six goaltenders, and is a good mix of veteran NHLers, young prospects, and guys trying to take the jump from the latter to the former. GM Brad Treliving, Coach Geoff Ward, and … Continue reading Breaking down the stories and takeaways from the first day of Calgary Flames training camp

Kuznetsov, Pelletier, Zary advance to WJC semi-finals with strong performances, USA advances as well

All four Flames prospects advanced to the semi finals of the World Juniors. Yan Kuznetsov and the Russians took on Team Germany, winning by a surprisingly narrow margin of 2-1. For Team Canada, Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier helped eliminate the Czech Republic 3-0. Team USA also advanced over Slovakia, but Dustin Wolf did not … Continue reading Kuznetsov, Pelletier, Zary advance to WJC semi-finals with strong performances, USA advances as well

Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier represent Canada at the World Juniors

The Calgary Flames should invite Jakob Pelletier and Connor Zary to training camp

Finally, the 2020-21 NHL season is around the corner. The Calgary Flames will open training camp on Sunday, with a 36 skater group and likely six goaltenders. Very few players under contract have been able to skate in actual competitive games since the 2020 playoffs ended. Outside of the players who managed to dress for … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should invite Jakob Pelletier and Connor Zary to training camp

Zary and Pelletier catch fire for Canada, Kuznetsov logs another steady performance for Russia at the World Juniors

After a slow day at the World Juniors with all four Flames prospects having the day off, Tuesday was the opposite with all four in action. Dustin Wolf and USA thoroughly defeated the Czechs by a score of 7-0, though Wolf spent the entire game on the bench. Jakob Pelletier, Connor Zary and Canada took … Continue reading Zary and Pelletier catch fire for Canada, Kuznetsov logs another steady performance for Russia at the World Juniors

How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?

We are at about the midway point of the group stage of the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships, with every team having played at least two of their group stage matches. At this point, some major storylines are emerging around players on each team, with certain players standing out positively, others seeming less good than … Continue reading How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?

Dustin Wolf played well in relief for USA but Yan Kuznetsov, Russia earn the win in World Juniors action

The World Juniors officially kicked off yesterday. Two Flames prospects were in action in the nightcap between USA and Russia. Game recap In a game billed as a battle between two of the top goalies in the tournament, both started off shaky. The Russians got on the board first, with Vasili Ponomaryov, a Carolina Hurricanes' … Continue reading Dustin Wolf played well in relief for USA but Yan Kuznetsov, Russia earn the win in World Juniors action

Calgary Flames prospects Zary, Pelletier, and Kuznetsov shine in World Juniors pre-tournament match

Hockey is officially back in Alberta’s capital as the World Junior Championship continued with pre-tournament action last night. Three Calgary Flames prospects featured in the afternoon tilt between Canada and Russia, Jakob Pelletier and Connor Zary suiting up for Canada, and Yan Kuznetsov suiting up for Russia. Canada won the game 1-0 and generally looked to be … Continue reading Calgary Flames prospects Zary, Pelletier, and Kuznetsov shine in World Juniors pre-tournament match

Dustin Wolf stops all shots in World Juniors pre-tournament game as USA beats Finland

Hockey is officially back in Alberta's capital as the World Junior Championship opened with country versus country hockey action with two tune-up games to kick off the international tournament. A Calgary Flames prospect saw game-action too, as their 2019 7th round pick Dustin Wolf suited up for United States in the second game of the … Continue reading Dustin Wolf stops all shots in World Juniors pre-tournament game as USA beats Finland